Memories of my Mother - Howl MachGaogamon! (JP)The Gorge of Deception! (EN) Original Writer: Yamatoya AkatsukiDub Writer: Michael Sorich Original Airdates:July 23, 2006 (JP)January 14, 2008 (EN) Gear's Notes: As you may have guessed from my previous commentary, Thomas is my favorite character from this series. As such, any episodes that contribute to his character development are among my favorites. This episode is chief among...
Digimon Boy Ikuto - Forest Guardian Jureimon (JP)The Wild Boy of the Digital World (EN) Original Writer: Inari MehikoDub Writer: Seth Walther Original Airdates:July 9, 2006 (JP)January 7, 2008 (EN) Before Marcus, Thomas, and Yoshi can make a plan to go to the Digital World, Commander Sampson stops them, saying he has information they need to know... not just about the Digital World and Merukimon,...
Masaru's New Power - Evolve! RiseGreymon (JP)The Rise of RizeGreymon! (EN) Original Writer: Yamaguchi RyoutaDub Writer: Michael P. Greco Original Airdates:July 2, 2006 (JP)December 17, 2007 (EN) Gear's Notes: I've seen it written as Mercuremon, Mercurymon, and Merukurimon, among other spellings. I'm going to go with Merukurimon going forward since it looks closest to how the name is pronounced aloud. But to my knowledge, there's...
I Will Protect Chika! Piyomon's Resolve (JP)The Digi-Egg That Fell to Earth (EN) Original Writer:  Yamaguchi RyoutaDub Writers: Seth Walther Original Airdates:June 25, 2006 (JP)December 10, 2007 (EN) Thomas explains that Digimon can be negatively influenced by human emotions, specifically those correlating with the seven deadly sins. Before they can finish their discussion, however, the Digimon Alert goes off, and the team is immediately dispatched....
Recover the Bond between Parent and Child - Evilmon's Bewitchment (JP)The Vile of Vilemon! (EN) Original Writer: Inari MehikoDub Writer: Jeff Nimoy Original Airdates:June 18, 2006 (JP)December 3, 2007 (EN) Thomas requests leave to go abroad to investigate a theory regarding the increased appearance of Digimon throughout the human world. When Agumon eats all of Miki and Megumi's steamed buns, Marcus must replace them or...
Worst Day of Masaru's Life! Prankster Soulmon (JP)Curse This Curse: Marcus's Bad Day (EN) Original Writer: Yokote MichikoDub Writer: Seth Walther Original Airdates:June 4, 2006 (JP)November 26, 2007 (EN) When Kristy goes to visit Thomas' mansion for the first time, she's mortified when Marcus and Agumon embarrass her by eating like pigs and drinking from their finger bowls. In a fit of rage, she screams...
Tohma's Dishonorable Battle - The Secretly Maneuvering Togemon (JP)Never Meet Your Heroes (EN) Original Writer:  Yamatoya AkatsukiDub Writer: Jeff Nimoy Original Airdates:May 28, 2006 (JP)November 19, 2007 (EN) Gear's Notes: Another Tohma focused episode so soon after the last one? Honestly, I'm okay with it. It's unbalanced, but Tohma is the most interesting character in the anime, so it's nice that he's getting this attention...
Yoshino Gets Her Cinderella Story?! Chrysalimon's Shadow (JP)The Singer's Secret (EN) Original Writer: Ryouta YamaguchiDub Writers: Seth Walther Original Airdates:May 21, 2006 (JP)November 12, 2007 (EN) A poorly-disguised Yoshi is fleeing from the Paparazzi. Just when she thinks she's safe, a photographer grabs her image, identifying her. It's revealed that she's dating Neon, the latest craze in pop singers. After being grilled by the other...
Tohma's Day Off - Explosion, BomberNanimon (JP)A Birthday Kristy Will Never Forget! (EN) Original Writer: Yamatoya AkatsukiDub Writer: Jeff Nimoy Original Airdates:May 14, 2006 (JP)November 5, 2007 (EN) Gear's Notes: Oh, I have been waiting for this episode since I started these comparisons. This is the most notorious dub change in this series, and probably the most notorious change in the entire franchise to date....
The Masaru-Agumon Combo Terminated?! Hurricane, Garurumon (JP)The Ultimate Team No More? (EN) Original Writer: Inari MeihikoDub Writer: Seth Walther Original Airdates:May 7, 2006 (JP)October 29, 2007 (EN) A fight over the last fried egg at dinner escalates into hurt words between Marcus and Agumon. When the two each claim they don't need the other, they break up their team and refuse to work together. Yoshi...

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